Pia Meuthen works with a team of artistic professionals. They include:
Miquel de Jong, choreographic assistance & training
After his career as a dancer at renowned companies such as Opera de Lyon, Russel Maliphant and Angelin Preljokaj, Miquel de Jong gained extensive experience as a teacher. Miquel has developed his own training method, improXchange, combining improvisational techniques with contact improvisation, martial arts and composition tools. His training forms the basis for the movement vocabulary of the Panama Pictures performances.
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, music composition
Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk are a composition duo who make nationally and internationally successful work for dance and theatre. Their autonomous work consists of a variety of electro-acoustic compositions for concert performances as well as diverse sound installations. Over a period of more than 15 years, they have worked intensively with Pia Meuthen on performances in which music and movement are created simultaneously and are balanced vehicles of intention, emotion and atmosphere for the performance.
Sanne Reichert, costume design
Sanne Reichert, who graduated from the Art Academy Den-Bosch in Fashion, is a designer with extensive theatre, film and styling experience. Her costumes are characterised by a realistic tone with a twist and a special colour palette.
Angelique Willkie, dramaturgy
For many years this inspiring dramatist, dancer, singer and teacher has accompanied the creation process of Panama Picture’s performances. Angelique is currently a lecturer at Concordia University in Montréal. Prior to that she was coordinator and teacher at ESAC, the renowned Belgian circus school. In addition to her extensive experience with celebrated dance choreographers such as Wim Vandekeybus and Alain Platel, Angelique has worked with various circus companies.
Sammy van den Heuvel, scenography
Sammy van den Heuvel studied architecture and scenography in Antwerp. After his studies he went to Germany where he assisted designer Annette Kurz and developed various scenographies, including those for the Thalia Theater, the Bayerische Staatsoper München and the Schauspielhaus Kiel. ‘Go north and see what these strangers do’ is his first collaboration with Panama Pictures.